Manuel Candido Matos, a longtime resident of Watsonville, died on Sunday, January 2, 2022. He was 86. He was born on December 25, 1935, in the Acores Islands to parents Antonio and Maria Loudes Matos.
He was a hardworking man and worked many years at Watsonville Cannery. He had many interests but what he loved most was spending time gardening.
Manuel is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rose Maciel Matos, and his siblings, Fatima, Maria, Ilda, Luisa, and Antonio Matos. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 8:30am to 9:15am at Mehl's Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Avenue. Rosary & Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 10am at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 2401 E. Lake Avenue with burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery, 2445 E. Lake Avenue.
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